Lottery Winner of $50 Million Lotto Max Jackpot, Returns to Work the Following Day for the Sake of his Company
Pierre Richer, a resident of Montreal, clinched a $50 million prize in the Lotto Max draw on October 6. Purchasing the winning ticket for $10 at Super C supermarket while shopping with his daughter for Thanksgiving, Richer’s windfall also earned the retailer who sold the ticket a $5,000 commission.
The revelation of his $50 million win came a day after the drawing, with Richer’s daughter’s ecstatic reaction initially mistaken for an encounter with a spider. Despite the life-changing amount, Richer displayed nonchalance and continued with his regular routine.
“I walked into the room, and they told me [about the win],” said Richer at a press conference to City News Everywhere. “I said ‘OK,’ and then walked out.”
Richer, in his 60s, exhibited dedication by returning to work at the catering company at 4:30 a.m. the Monday following his victory, emphasizing the importance of his role in the shipping department.
“I can’t leave them alone in the dark,” Richer explained to City News Everywhere. “Without me there, the shipping department is not feasible. I feel the same. Nothing has changed.”
Despite his seeming indifference to the sudden wealth, the Lottery Winner, along with his family, devised plans for the money. While he intends to maintain his early morning work routine, the family’s agenda includes purchasing a house, a new car, and a vacation—although Richer himself expressed little interest in taking time off.
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“Our plan is to buy a house, a new car, and that’s basically it, and then they go on vacation,” Richer shared. “I’m not a person who goes on vacation, so I’ll let them go on vacation.”